Another fun morning in the FedUp household ...
I woke Younger Daughter about 10 minutes before her bus would arrive. I got her some new clothes and told her to get dressed.
Younger Daughter: "I have to wear black* clothes today! It's for a game!"
Me: "What? You don't have any black clothes! Nobody told me about this! The bus will be here in 5 minutes!"
I dug around and found the darkest clothes I could — dark purple and green. She sulked and refused to put them on. After a brief tantrum (mine), I eventually found a black t-shirt belonging to Older Daughter (as a card-carrying teenager, she has plenty of black clothes), which Younger Daughter wore as a sort of dress over her own clothes.
You can imagine my feelings when I finally found the notation in Younger Daughter's homework folder — she's supposed to wear black for a PSSA (standardized test) pep rally. AAARGH!
* I suppose I should explain that the school colors are black and yellow. Since when does an elementary school have school colors?